HAVE YOU HEARD?
Feds not blowing smoke
I say give credit where credit is due and, therefore, I congratulate the federal Conserva-tive government for protecting our youths from the dangers of tobacco use.
As of July 5, it’s illegal for retailers in Canada to sell cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps that contain specific additives or flavourings aimed at enticing children and youth.
Compliance with these rules will be monitored and enforced in no uncertain terms, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.
He also said adherence to the spirit of the legislation will also be monitored, and, if necessary, the legislation will be revisited.
It’s absolutely disappointing to see our children puffing on these candy-flavoured cigarettes.
I happily join the call on all Canadian tobacco retailers and manufacturers to respect both their legal obligations and the spirit of this legislation.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Source: 100 Mile House Free Press